Archive for February, 2014

Can having tuition really help me to do well in my study?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Students who does relatively well in class but does not mind having extra lessons in English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese tuition. Why is this so? Some of the students we spoke to want tuition despite doing well in class. A student from a top school has this advice ”If you dont have tuition you have to really make sure you recap what you have learnt on your own but if you have tuition you don’t have a choice but to recap. There are alot of distraction at home, there are our mobile phones, computer, TV programs; without tuition I wouldn’t really revise what I have learnt”. Some students also believe strongly in a balance lifestyle & having 1-1 tuition at home for 3 or more subjects which give them the flexibility to shift lessons around to accommodate for other activities such as having games (football etc) and their CCAs.

Can having tuition really help? the fact remains that teachers in school just cannot teach everything in class. A tutor can give a student 100% attention; if you don’t understand anything there is an instant answer. Some parents do acknowledge that teachers don’t have time in class on drilling individual student on their fundamentals.


Inspired Math Tutor Helps Solving Maths Problem with Ease part 2

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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4) Test Your Answer : When your child arrives at the answer, how does she know if the answer is correct? re-check her working steps from start till end? this may be just too time consuming. A good way would be to test the answer- using the answer to check if it works for the given scenario would enable the child to spot any errors.

5) Tracking the Time: There are cases when a child spends too much time on a question If she/he does not know how to do it, she/he can always come back to the question again after completing the section. Each marks allotted for every question can be used to gauge the time that a child should portion for the question.

6) Do Not Leave Out Any Question: “This seem easy said than done.” But to bear in mind it would be better she/he to gain some marks for meaningful workings even if they are incomplete!



Inspired Math Tutor Helps Solving Maths Problem with Ease

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

At Inspired Tuition we have a gather some feedback from our Inspired Tutors on how to solve Primary Maths exam problems with ease.

1) Read Every Question TWICE : it is important that the student read every problem sums twice to make sure she/he understands very clearly what is required. UNDERLINE the KEY PHRASES as they serve as a guideline to answer the question correctly and most importantly answering accurately to what is being asked. At Inspired, our Inspired tutors can help the child to pick up the RIGHT clues and answer to the point.

2) Draw a Model or a Structure: Your child must be properly trained to have a tool such as a table, a bar model, branching method to help her solve a question. A model is to help her to visualise a complete picture of the situation and get a good idea of what is required and work towards the solution in a systematic fashion.

3) Answer in an intelligence way: The proper way to solve a problem sum is by using a model (no short cut method!). It can be rather confusing for examiners if answer involve abstract workings without a structure or a model. Secondly please present your working method neatly!

There are some other discussion with our Inspired tutors on how to choose the RIGHT TECHNIQUE Testing of answer, tracking of time etc.. on our next write up. Please follow us on our facebook!